Tag: Bill Clifton

On This Day #22 – Springhill Disaster

| November 7, 2013 | 1 Comment

On this Day …….. On November 7, 1958, Bill Clifton recorded Springhill Disaster, a song that he adapted from a poem written by a survivor, Maurice Ruddick. The Springhill disaster took place on Thursday, October 23, 1958. Actually there were three disasters in the different […]


On This Day #16 – Andy Townend

| July 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

On this day …. On July 21, 1998, ace British mandolin player Andy Townend passed away in the Kent and Sussex Hospital, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England, after a short illness. He was aged 46. Born on January 12, 1952, he was a proficient mandolin player […]


July is Virginia Bluegrass Festival Month

| June 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell has issued a proclamation declaring July 2011 as Virginia Bluegrass Festival Month. It, and six others recognizing Virginia natives who have profoundly affected the development of bluegrass music, will be read from the stage during the Oak Leaf Festival in Luray, […]


Bill Clifton inducted into IBMA Hall Of Fame

| September 23, 2008 | 0 Comments

Recently the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) announced the names of the two inductees to the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame for 2008. In the living performer category is singer/guitarist Bill Clifton, the first international ambassador for bluegrass music. Born William Marburg on April […]